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[EVENT] Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:55 pm
by BertieZilla
Hi, it's Bertie!

I'm writing to you from my first day at the LinuxTag exhibition in Berlin - or as I like to call it - Bearlin. Yesterday Jon and I arrived here, coming from Hong Kong, where some of my friends are still waiting to be adopted by you. We both were a bit tired after the trip - so I can't show you any impressions from Berlin right now - but there are still a few days left to do so.

phpBB shares a booth with the Joomla! project in Berlin as you can see on the photo.
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Today Jon, Nils, Philipp and I are at the booth and answer any questions visitors ask about phpBB or the Joomla! integration. Since I'm not too familiar with Joomla my buddies from Joomla! will help me should I be stuck as a bear in in a pot of honey!
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Philipp (phpBB.de), Me, Nils, a good friend of mine, Jon

We have a nice leaflet about phpBB and lots of gummy-berties which are deliciously fruity flavoured version of me!:
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Stay tuned for some more news form LinuxTag within the next day. LinuxTag has opened till Saturday and you can meet lots of projects like Ubuntu, Fedora, KDE, Drupal or OpenOffice there.

Wish you all the best,

Bertie

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:18 pm
by Phil
So, this has me wondering: what exactly do Bertie-flavored gummies taste like?

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:25 pm
by ElbertF
My best guess is, fruity.

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:09 pm
by dellsystem
They're probably beary flavoured.

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

The booth looks awesome. Have fun guys!

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:48 pm
by Phil
dellsystem wrote:They're probably beary flavoured.
That was punderful. So, if Bertie ate any, would that be cannibalism...?

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 2:13 pm
by Qiaeru
Nice reporter, thanks Bertie :D . I love you :oops: .

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 3:00 pm
by BertieZilla
Hi, it's Bertie again!

It's my second day at LinuxTag today and some new stuff arrived here at the booth:
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Frank (phpBB.de), Nils, Ashley, Me, Jon, Philipp (phpBB.de)
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Nils, Marek, Ashley, Ingo (phpBB.de), Jon, Philipp (phpBB.de) - all behind me

I had a trip around the exihibition area and visited some of my friends. Tux was very busy - he jumped from booth to booth while I walked around the exhibition halls. But I got him at the KDE booth and we talked a bit wih Konqi about the new KDE 4 and its new features.
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Tonight is the LinuxNacht where all the project members meet each other. Hope I don't get too drunk tonight so that I will be able to send you some more news tomorrow.

Bertie

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 2:20 am
by Elias
Nice and thanks for the news!!!

Have fun and don't drink and drive :D

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 10:17 am
by Prince of phpbb
Awesome pics and brilliant news ;) wish could be there :(

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 12:33 pm
by BertieZilla
Hi, it's Bertie again.

We had a nice evening at LinuxNacht yesterday and had some German beer and wine. Most of the team was a bit tired (mostly Ashley who spent too much time in supporting you) and so none of us have a hangover today.

So let's have a closer look to the phpBB-booth. Here you can see me with the Joomla!-Bridge which allows an integration of phpBB with Joomla!. Also have a nice look at the laptop DELL provided us for LinuxTag.
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The next picture shows you the nice leaflet they have produced for LinuxTag:
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But the booths beside us are quite interesting, too. So I had a visit at MythTV and watched some TV:
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Our other neighbour is Tine 2.0, a Business Collaboration suite. Look what a warm welcome they gave to me:
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Tomorrow will be the last day here in Berlin. So stay tuned for tomorrow's news.

Bertie

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 4:37 pm
by RMcGirr83
German beer ROCKS!!

Carry on Bertie!! :)

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 6:20 pm
by Desdenova
One thing: What is it with open-source projects and plushies? :?

Seems there is a bit of an obsession. :lol:

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 11:06 pm
by Raimon
Who , i must admit phpBB team , personally i think the leaflet and the placard on the wall of the booth are really beautiful made.
And nice booth , and cool pictures Bertie you made :D

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 1:46 am
by Techie-Micheal
Desdenova wrote:One thing: What is it with open-source projects and plushies? :?

Seems there is a bit of an obsession. :lol:
Any reason why not? :P

Re: Bertie joins his phpBB & Joomla! buddies @ LinuxTag Berlin

Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 3:06 am
by ToonArmy
Desdenova wrote:One thing: What is it with open-source projects and plushies? :?

Seems there is a bit of an obsession. :lol:
They are more cuddle-able than most computers :mrgreen: